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2015 MN Air Spectacular

We went to the 2015 Minnesota Air Spectacular today in Mankato and had a great time watching 5 hours of air performances. It was a little hot and we were in the sun the whole time but it was still awesome. Here are some of my pictures from the day.

MN United v. NY Cosmos

Panorama at National Sports Center of MN United game.

Panorama at National Sports Center of MN United game.

Ex Machina

Tammy and I went to Ex Machina this evening. Cool sci-fi movie with a very good story. Recommended.

Memorial Day 2015

Tyler & Dad on Dock

New Dock Put In

We put a new dock in at the cabin. Love it.

Apple Watch Arrived

I ordered my Apple Watch on launch day and opted for the stainless steel with link bracelet. It was back ordered 4-6 weeks and yesterday it arrived. Yes, I was pretty excited to play with it!

The initial impression of it was great. I’ve worn a Rolex GMT Master II for about 15 years. I opted for this Apple Watch because it was the most similar in look, weight and feel to that. The heft and feel of the Apple Watch holds every bit as much respect as the substantially more expensive Rolex. As something that feels good on my wrist and looks great it passes.

The rest of this experience is about software and that will take time to have opinions on. I’m going to note some of my hopes here to compare to in a future post.

  1. I hope to check my phone less.
  2. I’m very interested in the better health data.
  3. Eager to use OmniFocus on this; I’m a heavy user of this and having it on my wrist has great potential.
  4. Explore new experiences with apps and glances.

Will be fun to explore this new ecosystem.

Personal Drone Camera

We are absolutely living in the future. Watch this video.

SaneBox Week

A couple of weeks ago I started using SaneBox to help me manage my email. I love the weekly report that it sends me, including the graph of email I’ve received. This is from my personal mailbox.

“New” Cable?

We got rid of cable TV a long time ago. Over 6 years ago actually, and technically we got rid of satellite TV. Every TV we have has an Apple TV attached to it and we still have one OTA TiVo Roamio we use to grab TV for free, the way nature intended it to be.

We do subscribe though to some services. I recently activated the 1-week free trial for HBO NOW. I’m impressed by the programming and it’s appealing to have access to the HBO original programming. We end up buying some of it in iTunes anyway. Maybe I’ll finally catch the Game of Thrones fever.

It feels like the “new” cable is forming.

Netflix + Hulu + HBO NOW

It’s not quiet the ala carte of show-by-show programming, but definitely a whole new world.

I find it notable that my kids can both pick out the Netflix anywhere, but they have no idea what NBC, CBS, ABC or FOX are.

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